SAMUEL - KINGS
by Pastor Jim Jester
August 14, 2022
SCRIPTURE READING: I Samuel 22:17-19
Then the king said to the runners [king Saul] who were waiting near him, Put the priests of the Lord to death; because they are on David’s side, and having knowledge of his flight, did not give me word of it. But the king’s servants would not put out their hands to make an attack on the Lord’s priests. 18 Then the king said to Doeg, You are to put the priests to death. And Doeg the Edomite, turning on the priests and attacking them, put to death that day eighty-five men who took up the ephod. 19 And Nob, the town of the priests, he put to the sword, all the men and women, children and babies at the breast, and oxen and asses and sheep. (BBE)
This is the first account that contains a racially significant event within the books we are covering today (I & II Samuel through I & II Kings). It is not known who wrote the books of Samuel. The books bear his name because they record the life and work of Samuel, the last of Israel’s judges and the first of a long line of prophets. The events of these books are a continuation of the book of Judges.
As we can see from the Scripture narrative, Edomites don’t mind killing the priesthood of God. King Saul gave an unlawful order to his soldiers to kill the priests of the Lord. Fortunately, the Israelite men recognized the order of the king was wrong and refused to obey. So the king turned to an Edomite to carry out the evil deed. Doeg, the Edomite (Jew) was more than happy to comply with the command of the king; and he was quite thorough in destroying the city of Nob, the city of the priesthood.
Saul had been appointed Israel’s first king. Saul subsequently disobeyed God and was rejected by God. However, Saul remained king and was a great problem. One of these was in our Scripture reading — out of jealousy over David, he ordered his guards to kill the priests, they would not, so he got a non-Israelite to do it. America’s problems today stem from non-Israelites (non-Whites) running the country.
First Samuel ends with the death of king Saul on the battlefield. Second Samuel is a continuation of the history in First Samuel. In the first chapter of Second Samuel, word comes to David by an escaped Amalekite that Saul and his son Jonathan were dead. Some of the tribes followed Ishbosheth, Saul’s son, as king; while David ruled only the house of Judah for seven and a half years (from Hebron, q.v., II Sam. 2:8-11).
After David had been made king over all of Israel (q.v., II Sam. 5:1-5), he ruled from Jerusalem thirty-two and a half years, making a total of a 40-year reign.
This book contains one of the most significant series of promises in Scripture. God had given David rest over his enemies; and so, in gratitude, David offered to build a house for God, since the Ark of the Covenant was only a tent. In rejecting the offer, God made several promises to David that we can find relevant today.
Now therefore so shalt thou [Nathan, the prophet] say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: 9 And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men in the earth.
10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, 11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.
12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee [Solomon], which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. 14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: 15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.
16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever. (II Sam. 7:8-16)
Let us review the main promises here:
- A name - David would be known just as all other great men.
- A place - Israel would be planted permanently in their own land.
- A house - David’s son (Solomon) would rule and build a house for God.
- A throne - David’s kingdom shall be established for ever.
David understood these great promises and acknowledged them in his prayer of thanksgiving.
Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 23 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemed to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? 24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art become their God.
25 And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said. 26 And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee. 27 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.
28 And now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant: 29 Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever. (II Sam. 7:22-29)
David knew he was God’s servant. Too bad that America does not know she is Israel. When Israel awakens to this fact, then will the sons of God be shown in the earth, and kingdom authority fully established.
The First book of Kings is the continued history from the books of Samuel. It covers 110 years of the history of Israel.
In First Kings, David died and his son, Solomon, took the throne of all Israel. It was Solomon then who built the Temple for the dwelling place of God, just as promised to David. In the dedication prayer of the Temple, Solomon made some remarks that are pertinent to the racial context of the Scriptures.
Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name’s sake 42 (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm), when he shall come and pray toward this house; 43 hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name. (I Ki. 8:41-43)
The kingdom is not the inheritance of the “strangers;” however, they are to learn, through God’s people, to fear or reverence His name and that God’s house is called by God’s name (Israel, Saxons, the God of Abraham). The people of the world are to know of the only one true God over all the earth.
For they be thy people, and thine inheritance… 53 For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD. (I Ki. 8:51, 53)
There is an inheritance for the family of God mentioned often in Scripture; “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.” (Ps. 82:6) If only the children of God would acknowledge their identity and accept their exalted relationship with the Father. It is a privileged position which the foreigner will not receive, even though he knows and worships the one true God. It is when we of the family destroy this distinction God has made that our problems begin and then multiply. Let us not presume to be God’s, and then insist that the foreigner is a member of the family inheritance as well. It is not our prerogative to decide this matter. It was decided by God long ago in the loins of Adam; and further defined in the loins of Abraham. The Almighty created his family distinct from others, and He gave covenants and promises.
Though Solomon was given more wisdom than anyone else, disobedience can bring wisdom to nothing. It was he who had spoken about the foreigner, yet he himself did not obey; “But king Solomon loved many strange women…” (I Ki. 11:1).
Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. 3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. 4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. (I Ki. 11:2-4)
Solomon was hypocritical — don’t we have far too many hypocritical politicians today?
And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice, 10 And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded. 11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant. (I Ki. 11:9-11)
Because of his disobedience, God divided the kingdom after Solomon’s death, giving ten tribes to Jeroboam and one tribe to his son, Rehoboam. But all through this God remembered his promise to David;
And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there. (I Ki. 11:36)
The “light” here refers to the descent of God’s own family, from David forward, which, 600 years later would bring forth the Messiah. The family was small, but yet it remained; and likewise, Jerusalem remained for God’s purpose. The Samaritan woman, who met Jesus at the well, asked Him if Samaria was the place to worship, or if it was at Jerusalem. Jesus veiled his answer, knowing the Scripture in Kings, and that the Father had chosen to put His name there. But He also knew that the Father would soon take His name from Jerusalem by abandoning it and allowing it to be destroyed in 70 A.D. God’s purpose for Jerusalem, begun with David, ended with the Christ. He had chosen Jerusalem for the placing of His name, the same as he continued his seed line in David.
The Second book of Kings covers the history of Israel over 308 years. It is a history full of crimes, disasters, and judgments from God. The ten tribes of Israel were taken into the Assyrian captivity, and later Judah was carried away in the Babylonian captivity. This book has a few verses of racial significance.
When the ten tribes were removed by the Assyrians, it is interesting to notice what happened.
And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof. (II Ki. 17:24)
So the Bible speaks of what some refer to as “replacement theory.” After shipping out the bulk of the Israelites from Samaria, the king of Assyria brings in foreigners from various places to take their place. Do you notice any name that is familiar? What about Sepharvaim? Sephardic Jews? This is the beginning of what Jesus Christ will face nearly 7 centuries later in Judea. This is certainly a significant event, and it is happening again in America and other traditionally White countries at the present time.
Why were the ten tribed House of Israel removed from the land? The answer is given earlier in the chapter.
And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them. 16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. 17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. 18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only. (II Ki. 17:15-18)
Israel had followed the religious practices of the heathen, i.e., those not of the chosen family, but of another race. Therefore, the Almighty removed Israel from the land. And, the descendants of Israel are doing this again:
At the British Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, July 28th, in Birmingham, involving 72 nations, a horned bull puppet representing Baal was rolled out in a hellscaped arena, complete with depictions of burning lava fire pits, while dozens of satanic worshipers bowed to the demon creature as part of the public ritual. This was publicly broadcast in broad daylight, indicating that the satanists are no longer trying to hide their rituals in dark forests and secret dungeons… they’re now invoking Satan right out in the open, for an international audience.
The iconic image from the Luciferian ritual opening is shown below, notice the use of fire and smoke to indicate a “world on fire” while the Baal demon creature is now glowing with light, center stage, indicating that Satan rules over Earth and commands the nations of the world into war:
[Photos from video by Amazing Word Ministries. Report from Mike Adams]
Well, speaking of the “beast” and the evil coming from 72 western nations, do you remember the story about the queen of England’s 70th year reign? Part of the celebrations involved a “light show,” which was quite interesting. It had to do with genetics and the mark of the beast. Here is the link to the video: https://hugotalks.com/2022/07/29/does-this-prove-the-mark-of-the-beast-hugo-talks/
FIRST APPEARANCE OF “JEWS”
The next verse in II Kings we should bring attention to (and remember), is the first time the word “Jews” appears in the Bible. This usually comes as a shock to the modern judeo-Christian who are taught that the Jews are everywhere in the Old Testament.
At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day. (II Ki. 16:6)
The word “Jews” here is a wrong translation. It should be “Judeans,” or, “Judahites” (racial progeny of Judah) living in Judea. Not Sephardic jews that came later and killed our Lord, but Judeans from the tribe of Judah — true Israelites (as our Lord).
Thus, in the Second book of Kings is found an important argument against the belief that the Jews are God’s chosen people. It is obvious from all the previous books of the Bible that God has been working with a chosen people long before a “Jew” was ever heard of. Adam was not a jew, Moses was never identified as a jew, neither was Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel). The word Israel and Jew are not the same. Then what justification has the translators to come up with a new word? None! A “Jew” is foreign to all previous Scripture! And there are numerous places in the Bible where the word “Jew” is used without good reason.
Other Bible translations, such as the New American Standard Bible and the International Standard Version, have not used the word “Jews” here, but correctly have used the word “Judeans.” “At the time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath for Syria, and cleared the Judeans out of Elath entirely.” (II Ki. 16:6, NASB)
The Revised Standard Version identifies the players a little clearer:
At that time the king of Edom recovered Elath for Edom, and drove the men of Judah from Elath; and the Edomites came to Elath, where they dwell to this day. (II Ki. 16:6, RSV)
We are more familiar with Edom and the Edomites, for they were the jews of Jesus’ day. If they are jews, then how can jews be driven out? This would not make sense. No, the “men of Judah,” i.e., Israelites, were driven out so that the Edomite jews could live there (Elath is at the Red Sea).
While we may sometimes criticize the translators, we should consider that at this time there were changes happening in the languages of the day. During this post-Babylonian period, there was much political turmoil and changes in rulership. For example, the book of Daniel is partly written in Aramaic, not Hebrew. Chapter 2, verse 4b through chapter 7 is in Aramaic (nearly 6 chapters). Starting in chapter 8, it reverts back to Hebrew. Perhaps Daniel (or a scribe), was commanded to write in Aramaic; or he did so since his writing was about Chaldean kings and Aramaic was their official language.
The King James Version of Daniel 2:4 reads: “Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack…” Sometimes we have to deal with errors. The New King James Version reads: “Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic…” So the newer version has been corrected. Many other translations also concur — even the 1967 edition of the KJV uses “Aramaic.”
The scholars who translated the King James Version in 1611 may have done the best they could with what they had. But when new light has been added the former errors must be dropped. Discovering errors in no way discredits the Word of God. If we had the original manuscripts, and had total grasp of the original language, we would already have no errors, and our understanding would not be faulty. Some of these faults cause error in theology; and in this case it keeps some Christians stuck in the myth that today’s Jews are God’s chosen people.
Still, we have the conflict of the word “Jew” in II Kings and elsewhere. When we look at Strong’s Concordance under the word “Jews” (#’s 3062, 3064, or 3066) we find very little difference in the Hebrew characters. It seems that even Strong is not certain about these differences, for he shows these terms most listed under each of the three Hebrew words: “Judah, Jehudite, Judaite, or Jew, descendant of Jehudah (i.e., Judah), Judea.” (James Strong, The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, 1975, Hebrew Dictionary, p. 47)
Another question is this: Why does the NASB correctly use the term “Judean” in II Kings 18:26 and 28, then revert to the term “Jew” in II Kings 25:25 and in all but one other reference in the Old Testament? If “Judean” is correct for II Kings 18:26, why is it not correct in all other references where # 3062, 3064 and 3066 are used? Further, we could ask the same thing about the book of Ezra: Why is the term “Judah” used in Ezra 6:8 when seven other references, all using #3062, are translated “Jews?” We should seek the answer to such questions, though it might be hard for some to forsake tradition.
A possible answer may lie in the fact that we are dealing with a period of time that brought changes of location (Babylonian captivity), changes of people and governments in the land of Judah. All of this had a great effect on the language of the time. One writer had this to say:
We know that Hebrew had been the language of the Israelites. By the time of the Babylonian captivity in 586 B.C., Aramaic was common and Hebrew was referred to as Judean (II Ki. 18:26). It is believed by some that Syriac was a later dialect of Aramaic. It is evident that language change was taking place along with people change. To illustrate, if race-mixing continues in our nation, in a hundred years or so, we might be known as Ameroids (American/Negroid). In the year 4500, it will be difficult for the people to look back and sort out this mixture of people and the many terms used to describe them. How will the people of the year 4500 ever untangle Americans, Texans, Irish, Blacks, Caucasians, Floridians, Hoosiers, Chicanos, Pollocks, Indians, Yankees, Democrats, Protestants and Liberals, to name just a few of our identification marks? That is our problem as we look back at the Old Testament period of II Kings and later. (Jarah Crawford, Last Battle Cry, 1984, p. 438)
Here are two versions of the text in question mentioned above:
…Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews’ language in the ears of the people that are on the wall. (II Ki. 18:26, KJV)
…Pray, speak to your servants in the Aramaic language, for we understand it; do not speak to us in the language of Judah within the hearing of the people who are on the wall. (II Ki. 18:26, RSV)
Compare the underlined terms, and ponder, which ones are correct? Syrian or Aramaic? Jews or men of Judah? Really! None of these are the same. To be consistent, it would appear that the word “Jew” should not appear in the Old Testament until, perhaps, the book of Ezra (if at all). This prompts us to determine who the jews really are; and forces us to discover who and where are God’s chosen people. Further, mainstream “Christianity” (there is some doubt here, if it truly is) will have to rid itself of Judaism and its so-called “Jewish Scriptures.”
Words, languages, and people do change in time. What were once known as Isaac’s sons, we now know as Saxons. The nation once known as Judah became known as Judea. Judahites, later became known as Judeans, which later became “Jews” (a slang term). This term has carried various meanings and multiple meanings, involving: genetics, religion, and geography. What was once known as Israel is now known as the Israeli state. And today, the people known as “Jews” are not the Saxons, are not from Abraham, and do not come under the covenant God made with the family of Israel. Looking back in time makes it difficult to see these changes taking place. Judeans of the Old Testament became the “Jews” of the New Testament. How did it happen? We do not know the details. But happened, it did; and there is nothing we can do about it, except properly identify the subjects. And did the race-mixing happen to all of Israel/Judah? No — some remained pure.
By the way (as a side-note), the post-Babylonian period gave us changes in the ancient Hebrew, which resulted in the modern Hebrew we have today. From this alteration came the “Yah” words such as Yahweh, Yashua and others.
As with Doeg the Edomite, our enemy still seeks our death. They do not want the kingdom of our God to rule on the earth, therefore, we are their target. To breed us out of existence is their main method (replacement immigration for White nations); but modern technology now is being used in an attempt to stop our destiny of rulership: food contamination, vaccines, genetic manipulation and more.
It is obvious that race has something to do with God’s people ruling in the civilizations they build. This is the racial implication of the historical books of Samuel and Kings.